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You’re Welcome in French : an Audio & Video tutorial

There are several ways to say you're welcome in French. After you learn how to say “thank you”, this must be the next expression that you need to learn. You need to undergo an extensive lesson that will make you familiar to the different ways on how French express “you’re welcome” in their language.

Pronunciation for You're welcome in French

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When to use You're welcome in French ?

You would often hear the expression “you're welcome” from among travelers in times that they would ask for direction then they would say the expression in response to “thank you”. In the English language the phrase “you’re welcome” may also denote that someone is welcome to arrive to a house. Meanwhile, in French, you will be exposed to learning “you’re welcome” in many different ways that can be exciting to discover and familiarize. You can say the expression both in formal and informal way. You're welcome in French is flexible and indeed rich when it comes to its usage.

For the informal manner, you're welcome in French is “de rien” that is pronounced as “duh ree ehn”. This simple phase is commonly used in informal conversations to denote the meaning “it’s nothing”. Usually, if someone offered you a thank you, then you will have to reply “de rien” in return to mean that the door is always open for the person.

On the other hand, the phrase “(l n’ya) pas de quoi” is also one way of expressing “you’re welcome” in French. It is pronounced as “pah duh kwah” that means ‘don’t mention it’. This informal phrase is common among family and friends. But once you are responding to a stranger, you are more likely to use “de rien” instead.

If you want a heartfelt response to thank you then it would be most appropriate to use “avec plaisir”. It means almost the same to “it’s my pleasure”. When someone replied this phrase in French to you, it means that you are dear to the person’s heart that he is willing to offer help anytime you need. You will commonly hear this from friends who are really close to you.

In addition, the “je vous/t’en prie” is the most preferred way of saying you're welcome in French. Even without knowing the meaning, you will feel the sincerity from the person saying it to indicate that you are indeed welcome. Another one is “c’est moi (qui vous remercie)” that is literally means “it’s me who thanks you”. The short version which is c’est moi is often used among genuine speakers of the language.

You’re welcome can be expressed in so many ways in French that only proves that it is a rich language good enough to study and pay attention to. French locals are generally sweet and soft-hearted that also proves that they have lots to give and offer. Even in saying a common and simple expression such as you’re welcome, they have come up to almost 5 ways on how to express it depending on the intention of the person on how to say.

Source : French language on Wikipedia

9 Ways To Say Good Morning in French

Bonjour is considered as the equivalent word in saying good morning in French. This is a proper word that can be literally translated as good day with “bon” as good, and “jour” as day. You may be wondering why it is used for such translation. There are misconceptions that bon matin or bonne matinee must be used for good morning in French.

Well, bonjour is the standard used by French in greeting good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Though bon matin and bon matinee both literally be translated into good morning but it is rarely used by French people. This is considered as informal greeting so French people prefer to use bonjour and this will make you a native speaker of French language.

The correct way of pronouncing bonjour normally trips the people up. Bon should be quickly pronounced that will sound like “bon” except for the idea that “on” sound should have nasal quality. Then the rest of this word should be slurred onto it having soft sound of “jhe”. This good morning in French translation is pronounced as “bon-zhoor”. You will be practiced speaking this French word with the aid of audios and videos provided in this site.

There are several ways as to how you will greet people thru French language. The correct manner of greeting will depend on the people you are greeting as well as the situation. If it is morning and you are greeting somebody whom you do not know, it is best to use bonjour. Using this term is appropriate in almost all kind of situations.

You may add mademoiselle, monsieur or madame to the end of the greeting. The polite manner of addressing someone after you greet bonjour is thru addressing the person thru his or her correct title. It is best to say bonjour before you will state the title of the person you are addressing. Use madame as the equivalent English term for ma’am. You will use this for all married women and is pronounce as mah-dahm. Mademoiselle is used in French word for miss. It is recommended to be used for all unmarried women and to be pronounced as mah-dahm-wuh-zell. For mister or sir, it is best to use Monsieur that you can use for any married or unmarried man that should be pronounced as mer-syer.

If you are going to greet a group of people, audience or crowd you will say bonjour a tous. This phrase is roughly translated as good morning to everyone or good morning everyone. This is usually used upon addressing audience rather than addressing a family or group of friends. You will pronounce bonjour a tous as bon-zhoor ah toos with the “S” to be closely sounded as a soft “Z”.

It may be hard for you to greet good morning in French especially if you are not a native speaker of the language. But thru this article and the uploaded audios as well as videos it will make the process easier for you.